Gates Approves New Defense Strategy Over Objections of Service Chiefs

By Jason Sherman / June 12, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has dismissed concerns raised by the four military service chiefs that portions of a new defense strategy present too much risk, approving a blueprint for the Pentagon to swing its focus away from preparing for major conventional wars in order to be ready for more Iraq-like missions. On June 6, after allowing the services nearly four months to make their case against portions of the document, and a day after ousting the Air Force secretary and...

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